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Technology Entrepreneurship Leadership Council

About the Technology Leadership Entrepreneurship Council

The Greater Philadelphia region continues to evolve as a respected “innovation district” focused on technology and life sciences. Home to 100 degree-granting institutions, seven medical schools and 100 hospitals, 18 Fortune 500 companies, as well as a thriving startup scene, the region has the knowledge base, the social capital, and experienced leaders to both sustain and propel its role as an innovation hub. There is strong momentum behind startup and investment activity in the region. 

To help support the great progress made by entrepreneurs and investors over the past several years, the Technology Entrepreneurship Leadership Council at Drexel University’s Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship aims to fill an important role in unifying the voices and influence of Philadelphia’s innovators in the continued pursuit of sustaining and invigorating Greater Philadelphia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. 

Led by former University City Science Center CEO, Steve Zarilli, the Technology Entrepreneurship Leadership Council will:

  • Convene an annual summit of the region’s entrepreneurial leaders to discuss pressing issues facing the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem;
  • Inspire and cultivate the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders through various educational and networking events;
  • Leverage its prominent focus on social entrepreneurship and impact to ensure that this initiative leads with diversity and inclusivity;
  • Understand and coordinate other entrepreneurial education efforts of other Colleges and Universities in the Greater Philadelphia region.

The Council leadership team is currently seeking sponsors and partners who would like to be acknowledged as regional leaders during the Council’s inaugural annual summit, planned for the evening of Thursday, October 14, 2021, at The Study in University City. 

Check out out first event, Cultivating the Next Generation of Entrepreneurial Leaders